Family Literacy

Special Storytime for youngest 'readers'

Ever try to get a toddler to sit still for a half-hour? Who’s that’s foolhardy? Certainly not the Storytime presenters at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ve specially designed Tiny Tots Storytimes for children ages 12 months to 23 months that uses puppets, music, singing, lots of movement along with reading aloud.

Browser birthday party Feb 11

He’s more than 6 feet tall, covered head to toe in soft brown fur and still just 1 year old. The library’s doggy mascot, Browser, invites all his friends to his first birthday party on Saturday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop-in Storytimes start Jan 31

The Fond du Lac Public Library will offer popular storytimes starting January 31 for children from 12 months to 5 years old. There is no registration required for any of these sessions; parents and kids can drop in at their convenience. The three storytimes are broken down by age group:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


It’s a simple act: an adult reading aloud to a child. But the simplicity underlies great importance. According to reading and learning experts, reading aloud with children is the single most important activity for parents to prepare children to learn to read. It can:

Literacy program kickoff concert 'sold' out

All tickets for the Saturday, January 21, free family concert by Randy Peterson have been snapped up. The concert at 10:30 a.m. will kick off the library’s new early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Sign up for Team Trivia now

Are you smart? Do you have smart friends? Do you like to have a good time while helping a great cause? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, the 12th Annual Team Trivia is the event for you.

Teams of four can sign up now for the March 6 and March 8 event at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Teams pay $100 per team to participate. The event includes a cash bar and a $13.50 per person soup and sub buffet. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the quizzing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Kids donate their St. Nicks money

It's the season for giving. Jonathan, 6, and Arianna, 9, stopped by the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk on December 13 to give Children's Coordinator Julia Cartwright each a five-dollar bill. The kids were following a family tradition handed down by their father, Mike Korb, of donating what they received on St. Nicholas Day.

Holiday help: BookCellar gift certificates

Just in time to avert the mini-crisis on your holiday shopping list: What to get that helpful neighbor/adorable niece/plucky cat sitter? The Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar now is selling $5 gift certificates.

Letters to Santa due Dec 5

When it comes to Christmas wishes, kids know it’s smart to put them in writing. Kids who drop off their letters to Santa at the Children’s Room at the Fond du Lac Public Library by Monday, December 5, will get a personalized reply by Santa mailed to their homes before Christmas.

Borrow e-books for up to 21 days

Fond du Lac Public Library card holders can borrow e-books for free direct from the library’s website, www.fdlpl.org.

Through OverDrive Media, card holders can borrow books for most e-book readers, including Kindle, Nook and Sony E-Reader.

E-books can be borrowed for up to 21 days, and card holders can check out as many as 10 items at a time. They also can place holds on up to 10 items.

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